Well as our geeks noticed from the Live Chat there are more than a few people who want to know how to connect iPad / iPad 2 and especially the newest iPad 3 / iPad 4 and iPad mini to wireless network , and resolve some problems traditionally associated with WiFi. Answering individually isn’t broad and all-round so here it is, laid out in a few scenarios, that are iPhone applicable too.
The first scenario is where you can configure your home WiFi router and connect your newly bought iPad to Internet. Before setting Wi-Fi on Apple tablet we would recommend to configure Wi-Fi router. Here are some of the most important points to consider when configuring wireless LAN for maximum performance, security, and reliability:
Use manual for your router to set up properly LAN (DHCP, TCP/IP etc.) , NAT and other features such as NAT, Media Bandwidh etc..
Now that your Wi-Fi router is configured you may get down to iPad's settings:
After all you have done for iPad's Wi-Fi connection your tablet should be connected showing the sign of it at left top corner of the screen. However occasionally you may found yourself in the second scenario when tablet may be connected to Wi-Fi network, but unable to access the Internet. When it comes to troubleshooting such problem the useful solutions may be found in following actions:
Shut down both your router and iPad, then turn them ON (iPad has to be turned ON after LEDs on your router indicate that the wireless feature is enabled and there is a connection made through the Internet port).
If the problem persists Change your Wi-Fi Router channel to optimize your wireless signal as sometimes Auto property for Channel in the aggressive network environment created by your neighbors is culprit in bad wireless connectivity of iPad. Try a few channels to be in frequency as far away from everybody else as you can.
If the problem persists tap Settings ,tap WiFi and trigger Wi-Fi into OFF and then ON again.
If the problem persists:
The third common scenario is where Wi-Fi is working in all other home devices but not in iPad. If this is your case it may be necessary to renew IP address for Apple tablet:
If the issue persists, try turning Wi-Fi to Off and then to On
Some exemplars of iPad 3 may have Wi-Fi connectivity problem due to incorrect algorithm on power saving implemented for Broadcom BCM4330 chip. To work around this try to reduce the brightness for iPad'3 screen to the lowest acceptable level, after this shut down tablet, then turn it on and use all above advice to get to connected to Wi-Fi. It is expected that Apple will resolve this problem in next update for iOS.